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Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here while visiting my HQ offices and found this hotel overpriced and not very nice. I guess most hotels in Oakland are expensive, which is a mystery to me given the area where the Clarion and other hotels are located, can be pretty rough early in the morning or at night. My room was clean and comfortable, but it...

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Cottonwood, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice breakfast in the morning all for an affordable rate, what more does one need? The rooms are small but it's Oakland. Go out, see the sites and eat some yummy Bay Area cuisine.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed August 26, 2016

staff was very unhelpful, rooms were super tiny, could not open the door with out hitting the bed and could not get my luggage into the room. super outdated beds, coffee maker. oh yeah coffee is not something you would want to drink, AC did not work well enough to cool a small 300 SQFT room

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Antioch, California
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a half marathon race in downtown Oakland we both were running the following day. There was no microwave in the room but the front desk was quick to make sure we had one! The room was clean. Perfect location downtown! Would definitely stay here again.

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Napa Valley, California
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked this hotel for a girls night out as its close to Bart. Check-in was long, clerk was slow. We were supposed to have 2 beds as per our reservation we were told they have one room with 2 beds and it's already gone. Our room was tiny as you can tell from pictures. It was...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I stayed here for the bar exam and was absolutely delighted with it. The room was small but well-equipped, with an amazingly comfortable bed. It was very very quiet. Staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful, and the breakfast options were superb. It's very centrally located just a block from Broadway (and 12th Street BART station) with a...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are looking into LED lighting without going into big construction.

Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stayed here to take the bar exam. I highly recommend it. Much cheaper than the Marriott and you have all that you need. My room came with a refrigerator and microwave (I suggest requesting it a few weeks in advance) and a relatively nice view of some trees (you're in downtown Oakland). Staff was really nice, and there was...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.

New York
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is well located for the Oakland convention center and it is in a safe location, however, I wouldn't recommend it. The room is literally the smallest hotel room I have been in any hotel in the world. The bed is a double, not a queen, and it was really uncomfortable. My back was aching after three nights there....

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for responding to our survey. The hotel was built 1904 to accommodate the San Francisco fire people who lost there homes it is a historical building so there is little that could be done about the size of the room because of the layout. I would like to know more specific concerns you have about our breakfast. Regarding...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The property looked well kept. I had a nice room with a very comfortable bed. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly, efficient and accommodating. Pulle, the main desk clerk gave me a nice upgrade to a larger room and king bed. The breakfast was quite substantial, though it needed replenishment @ 8:00 am. The location was downtown Oakland and...

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ayalnesh C, Manager at Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback, and hope you will stay with us when you are in town.

Washington DC
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is the story of a hotel that is trying hard! And it shows. By that, I mean it is located in a seedy neighborhood where the car gets parked in a cage the front door is locked and homeless people roam (and sometimes yell out aggressively). BUT just a few blocks away are very charming places and it's just...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel is within walking distance to the Oakland Convention Center, BART Station, 8 miles from the Oracle Arena & Oakland Coliseum, City Hall, Federal Building, Alameda County Court House. 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (Take Bart from Airport to Hotel). Take Bart from Hotel to San Francisco.We have added parking, overnight rate $15. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland

Address: 371 13th St, Between Franklin & Webster, Oakland, CA 94612-2636
Location: United States > California > Oakland
Price Range: $97 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel-Downtown Oakland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“get a room with the view to the street”
 of 5 bubbles AVM2016, 1 week ago | Read review
“just do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles matthewmQ5479PE, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask in advance for fridge/microwave.”
 of 5 bubbles noahdrake, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“It can be noisy at night, maybe check out the room and see if you have a window facing street. Sometimes people yell outside!”
 of 5 bubbles Mushroom1234, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“The Golden Lotus restaurant across the way has a really good lunch buffet!”
  • The little window that looks into the neighboring hotel room
  • Decent upgrades, provided tons of towels
  • Typical toiletries - also included lotion. Other complimentary toiletries available at the desk
  • First site of the room
 of 5 bubbles samijack5, May 17, 2016 | Read review
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